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pled·get

 (plĕj′ĭt)
n.
A small flat absorbent pad used to medicate, protect, or absorb drainage from a wound or sore.

[Origin unknown.]

pledget

(ˈplɛdʒɪt)
n
(Medicine) a small flattened pad of wool, cotton, etc, esp for use as a pressure bandage to be applied to wounds or sores
[C16: of unknown origin]

pledg•et

(ˈplɛdʒ ɪt)

n.
a small, flat mass of lint, absorbent cotton, or the like, for use on a wound, sore, etc.
[1530–40; orig. uncertain]
Translations

pled·get

n. tapón de algodón absorbente o de gasa.

pledget

n torunda, trozo de algodón o gasa usado para limpiar heridas o para detener hemorrhagia
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It was then sutured to the right side of the septum with a interrupted suture technique, with 5-0 Prolene suture on pledgets.
In another study in which gentamicin-soaked pledgets were placed in the round window niche, complete or substantial vertigo control was achieved in 88.
Moistened cottonoid pledgets are placed on the vocal folds and around the endotracheal tube to protect the vocal folds, subglottis, and endotracheal tube from thermal injury that may be caused by the C[O.
All cases of nasal cavity were packed with 4% xylocaine mixed with 1 in 10,000 adrenaline soaked cotton pledgets.
The synovial sheath of 30 rabbits digital flexor tendon was treated with 5-FU solution (50 mg/ml) soaked sponge pledgets for 5 minutes.
Hicks, "Long-term results of transrenal ureteral occlusion with use of Gianturco coils and gelatin sponge pledgets," Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, vol.
16 described that a purse-string suture reinforced with Teflon pledgets through the aortic wall above the proximal suture line can prevent bleeding.
Placement of interrupted sutures with pledgets is more consistently reliable, particularly with restricted access and friable tissues.
Options include Dexon mesh splenorrhaphy, removing devitalized segments of the spleen with the use of the ultrasonic dissector, the suture ladder of Buntain, segmental and splenic arterial ligation with segmental resection, interlocking suture, long straight needles, hemostatic pledgets, and viable omentum as bolsters or packing.
Once identified, these are embolized using polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) particles, gel foam pledgets, or glue after selective catheterization.
Bleeding from the cavernous sinus is controlled with small pledgets of Surgicel (Johnson & Johnson, MI, USA).
Venous congestion can be treated with elevation, dressing release, external bleeding through nail plate removal, or with the use of leeches or heparin soaked pledgets.